PC Muñoz’s HALF-BREED featuring Yvette Holzwarth
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The Center for New Music presents a special performance of HALF-BREED, the touring music/poetry performance piece by San Francisco recording artist PC Muñoz. Muñoz will be joined by Los Angeles-based improvising violinist/composer Yvette Holzwarth for this performance.
HALF-BREED is an artistic exploration of mixed-race identity delivered via electronic soundscapes, live instrumentation, and spoken poetry. It debuted at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and has since been performed in New York, San José, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Proceeds from this engagement will benefit Hapa Marrow Match, an Oakland based non-profit. Because of their unique HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) makeup, multiracial individuals with blood disease have an extremely small chance of finding a perfectly matched bone marrow donor. Hapa Marrow Match addresses this issue in the Asian-Pacific Islander community through strategic registry drives. Registry information and kits will be available throughout the whole evening.
PC Muñoz is a recording artist, drummer, producer, and poet based in San Francisco. His body of work includes recordings across multiple mediums, from GRAMMY®-nominated contemporary classical music to CMJ-charting funk songs and modern dance/multimedia productions. A frequent and diverse collaborator, PC has recorded with rock legend Jackson Browne, dream-pop artist Ingrid Chavez, longtime Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, Emmy-winning virtuoso Van-Anh Vo, Dr. Fink of Prince and the Revolution, Oakland hip-hop artist Kev Choice, composer/drummer Anthony Brown, woodwinds renegade Kyle Bruckmann, and countless other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres. He was a 2015 Dresher Ensemble artist-in-residence in Oakland, CA, a 2014 Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center grantee, a 2013 Loft Literary Center Equilibrium Fellow in Minneapolis, MN, and is a current Board Governor for the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy. His work has been praised by NPR, Performing Songwriter, DownBeat, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. Learn more at pcmunoz.com
Yvette Holzwarth is a composer, violinist, vocalist, and writer based in Los Angeles. She began her classical training on violin at the age of three and has since expanded her range of styles to include Hungarian and Balkan folk, Arabic, Americana, experimental contemporary music, improvisation, and popular songwriting. She performs and records with numerous ensembles, including her own 9-piece chamber pop group. She holds an M.F.A. in Performance and Composition from the California Institute of the Arts. Visit yvetteholzwarth.com